Industrial Design 3D Modeling Tutorials

Easy Shut Lines in Rhino

Easy Shut Lines in Rhino

A video tutorial by Scott Schneider, who explains how to use Rhino 5 new ApplyShutLining tool to create and evaluate panel parting lines in a non destructive way.

Advanced Filleting in Rhino

Advanced Filleting in Rhino

A collection of tutorials that show how to manually create fillets in situations where the automatic filleting tools in Rhino may fail.

Using Zbrush in Vehicle Design

Using Zbrush in Vehicle Design

A brief introduction on how to use ZBrush to quickly sketch out concepts for industrial and transportation design.

3-D Printing Rhino Models

3-D Printing Rhino Models

A 1 hour 20 minute long webinar presented by Kyle Houchens, who shows how to prepare a Rhino model for 3-D printing.

MODO for Design Ideation

MODO for Design Ideation

A playlist that shows some of the modeling techniques offered by MODO for the 3D modeling workflow, specifically targeted to designers. Includes four episodes on basic tools, sculpting, applying decals and exporting (cover: bike concept by Harald Belker).

Class A Surfaces Part 1

Class A Surfaces Part 1

The first part of a video tutorial on Class A Surfaces, explaining the meaning of the term and how surface transitions affect reflections. General overview applied to Rhinoceros and VSR Shape Modeling Plug-in.

3D Modeling Ear Buds in Rhino

3D Modeling Ear Buds in Rhino

In this 40 minutes video tutorial concept designer and instructor Kyle Houchens shows how to create a product 3D model starting from a reference sketch.

Freeform Modeling in Rhino

Freeform Modeling in Rhino

In this one-hour webinar James Carruthers of Hydraulic Design shows his basic modeling workflow, as well as a few advanced tricks for modeling complex freeform shapes in Rhino.

Jaroslav Rassadin on industrial design software

Jaroslav Rassadin on industrial design software

An article that covers some of the basics of 3D modeling software for industrial and transportation design (link to the automated English translation).

How to approach modeling with T-Splines

How to approach modeling with T-Splines

A video clip from a T-Splines webinar, where Sky Greenawalt and Kyle Houchens discuss approaches to 3D modeling using T-Splines in Rhino.

Empowering the Burn to Design: A Creative Journey from 2D to 3D

Empowering the Burn to Design: A Creative Journey from 2D to 3D

In this lecture from Autodesk University 2012, vehicle designer Pete Blades shows his workflows for quickly creating concepts using SketchbookPro and Alias Automotive. Requires free registration.

Autodesk Alias: Making the Discovery

Autodesk Alias: Making the Discovery

A video presentation from Autodesk University 2012 covering the ideation and design process inside Autodesk Alias. Requires free registration.

Modeling a mouse in Rhino

Modeling a mouse in Rhino

A detailed tutorial in PDF that shows some surfacing techniques for modeling a mouse in Rhino.

Technical Surfacing in Alias

Technical Surfacing in Alias

A detailed 114-pages pdf tutorial on technical surfacing from the official documentation of AliasStudio 2008.

Advanced Modeling and Surfacing Techniques with Autodesk AliasStudio (Part I)

Advanced Modeling and Surfacing Techniques with Autodesk AliasStudio (Part I)

A class from Autodesk University 2007 that covers geometry representation, NURBS (Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines) and looks at it from the perspective of a sculptural material. Includes slides and audio. Requires free registration.

Autodesk Alias 2012 Intersect and Trim

Autodesk Alias 2012 Intersect and Trim

Kerry Kingston explains the selection improvements with intersect and trim tools in the 2012 version of Autodesk Alias.

Alias 2010 Blending Techniques

Alias 2010 Blending Techniques

An official video tutorial by Autodesk that shows different techniques for creating surface fillets in Alias 2010.

NURBS modeling: Class A Surfaces

NURBS modeling: Class A Surfaces

This article covers the basic principles, requirements and concepts associated with class-A surfacing. Includes examples, videos and techniques for creating class a surfaces in Rhino and Alias.  

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